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Chemical Weapons Stockpile Emergency Preparedness in Alabama Is Hampered by Management Weaknesses

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Published by Diane Pub. .
Written in English

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages81
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Open LibraryOL11099968M
ISBN 100788134485
ISBN 109780788134487

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The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity (CMA) oversees secure storage of the U.S. two remaining chemical weapons stockpiles at Pueblo Chemical Depot in Colorado and Blue Grass Army Depot in . The threat of U.S. air strikes after an especially deadly attack in Aug., , led Syria to agree to the destruction of its chemical weapons stockpile. Attacks with chlorine gas, which was not among the chemical weapons it had to declare, and nerve gas have occurred since then, and have twice (, ) led to retaliatory attacks. The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) is a partnership between FEMA and the U.S. Department of the Army that provides emergency preparedness assistance and resources to communities surrounding the Army’s chemical warfare agent stockpiles. CSEPP’s mission is to “enhance existing local, installation, tribal, state. Despite the progress made by international conventions, biological weapons (BW) and chemical weapons (CW) still pose a threat. More progress has been made by Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) states-parties and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the destruction of declared CW stockpiles.

  The arsenal of chemical weapons has to be subdivided into two categories: (i) The “stockpile” of unitary chemical warfare (CW) agents and ammunitions, comprising the material inside weapons and chemicals in bulk storage, and (ii) The “non-stockpile” material, including buried chemical material, binary chemical weapons, recovered.   Hitler and Chemical Weapons. weapons inspector for the United Nations in Iraq — details in his book “War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I stockpile chemical . The United States chemical weapons program began in during World War I with the creation of the U.S. Army's Gas Service Section and ended 73 years later in with the country's practical adoption of the Chemical Weapons Convention (signed ; entered into force, ). But one expert has warned there’s something more lethal lurking in the hermit kingdom’s arsenal. “They have a large stockpile of chemical weapons, but the one that gets the least attention.

Because of the book’s emphasis on chemical warfare, the reader learns more about the programs of states that actually used these weapons than those of states believed to have developed stockpiles. Hence, whereas Iraq’s chemical warfare capability and its use of the weapons are fully documented, Syria’s chemical weapons program receives scant attention.   In , the United States ratified the United Nations International Chemical Weapons Convention treaty. By participating in the treaty, the United States agreed to destroy its stockpile of aging chemical weapons—principally mustard agent and nerve agents—by Ap The remaining two chemical weapons stockpiles in Pueblo, Colorado, and Blue Grass, Kentucky, will each be destroyed by chemical neutralization, followed by second-stage treatments of bioremediation and super-critical water oxidation (SCWO). The Pueblo facility began operations in , and Blue Grass is scheduled to open in   This country's last chemical weapons stockpile will be destroyed from Richmond, Ky. Stu Johnson of WEKU reports. STU JOHNSON, BYLINE: The Blue Grass Army Depot has been home to aging chemical munitions for more than a half century. Five hundred thirty-two .